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Samoset Middle School

51 School St.
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Principal: Mr. James Horan
Assistant Principals: Mr.Thomas Desmond
                                  Mrs. Carissa Hagan   



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  • Today is Friday, February 16, 2018 Day 102B

    • PIANO CLUB:  Piano Club will meet on Wednesday, February 28th @2:30pm in room 122A.

    • Attention Xanadu Jr. Cast:  Today will be a Full Cast rehearsal until 4:30pm.

    • Attention Samoset:  On Monday, March 26th, we will participate in our first ever St. Baldrick’s Day here at Samoset!  The purpose of the St. Baldrick’s foundation is to help raise money for life saving cancer research for children.  Our goal this year is to raise $10,000.  Students can volunteer to have your head shaved or donate money.   If you are interested in shaving your head, you MUST pick up an informational packet and permission slip from the Guidance office.  Permission slips are also posted on the Samoset webpage.  All permission slips are due back in the Guidance office by Friday, March 2nd.  Together we can help make a difference in the lives of children with cancer!

    • Any 6th, 7th or 8th grader interested in playing Samoset Baseball, please see Mr. Gambino in room 344 about a Baseball Clinic.


 Please read the Letter to Parents about Programming for Grades 6 and 7


A St. Baldrick’s Event Samoset Cares
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8th Grade Cradle of Aviation Field Trip

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February Rehearsal Schedule 

Student Leaders of the Month


Marisol Ramirez
6th Grade    


Leonardo Vera 
             7th Grade 


Michaela Cocchi
       8th Grade                





Box Tops for Education are being collected all year!
Bring your box tops in on Wednesdays to be collected during lunch.
Every 10 Box Tops equals 1 Samoset buck!




The Sachem Family (students, parents, employees and residents)
works interdependently to develop LEADERS of great CHARACTER who are highly
Most importantly, we are motivating our students to become the best possible version of themselves.




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A Letter About NYSED
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Samoset Middle School
Parent Involvement Policy

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6th Grade
Kurt Johnson
7th Grade
Bushra Rahman
8th Grade
Hannah Saglimbeni

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In the News

30 Years of Lifesaving Skills in Sachem

30 Years of Lifesaving Skills in Sachem photo

Sachem Middle School students are ready to react when it comes to emergency situations, thanks to a districtwide CPR initiative, which started in 1988.

For 30 years, seventh-grade students throughout the Sachem Central School District middle schools have been learning a wide variety of lifesaving skills. Within their health education classes, students learn the proper CPR procedure, the Heimlich Maneuver for choking situations and how to use an automated external defibrillator in the case of a cardiac arrest. 

They begin by surveying the situation, designating a bystander to call for help and then beginning emergency care once they assess the patient’s condition. Using lifelike CPR manikins, the students also practice effective chest compression depth, cadence and how to deliver rescue breaths. 

“This class creates the next generation of lifesavers,” said Chairperson for Secondary Health Education Lori Hewlett. “This initiative prepares our students for emergency situations and empowers them with lifesaving skills.” 

After the completion of a written and practical certification exam, each student receives an official CPR certification card from the American Heart Association.

Student Breakfast Encourages Creating Connections

Student Breakfast Encourages Creating Connections photo

Collective conversations fostered connections as Samoset Middle School students interacted with teachers and building administration outside of the traditional classroom structure during a recent program.

As part of the Making Connections initiative proposed by Principal James Horan, the building leadership team organized the event as a chance for teachers and students to converse in a different setting. After enjoying breakfast, attendees divided into groups and participated in an activity that involved passing around a numbered beach ball with six corresponding questions. Members of the group passed the ball among themselves and depending on what number was facing them answered a question from the prepared list. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Graham was also in attendance during the event and eagerly joined in with a group to participate in the activity. 

The focus of the program was to enhance communication within each group and facilitate relationships between building administrators, teachers and students. 

Drawn Lines Lead to Vibrant Math Creations

Drawn Lines Lead to Vibrant Math Creations photo
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Samoset Middle School math students explored the unique capabilities of graphing straight lines as they participated in a holiday-themed activity introducing students to quadratics.

Eighth-grade honors students in Alicia Kroczynski’s math class learned how plotting straight lines can lead to creating curves. Utilizing, students observed how quadratics were applied in the environmental modeling of grass in the Disney Pixar film “Brave.” After watching videos on how the graphic designers incorporated straight lines to create realistic curves, the students began to work on their own creations. 

Using straight lines to connect a combination of dots, the students created various holiday objects such as a Christmas tree star, a snowman and a poinsettia. During the activity students also became familiar with popular quadratics vocabulary like axis, rays, angles and parabolic arches.

Sachem Schools Explore with Google Expedition

Sachem Schools Explore with Google Expedition photo
Students and staff in the Sachem Central School District’s middle schools recently traveled the world as they participated in activities utilizing Google Expedition’s virtual reality technology.

Without even exiting their classrooms, middle school students and staff were amazed by the 360-degree view provided by the Google Expedition goggles as they visited historic cultural landmarks such as Machu Picchu of Peru and other various Aztec and Inca civilizations. Earth science students were also able to take a virtual trip to the Grand Canyon as part of a geology lesson. 

As the schools continue to integrate this technology into classroom instruction, teachers and staff attend professional development workshops to fully harness the capabilities of this innovative technology. 

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